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Ground floor dining kitchen extension with bi-fold doors

Before and after photos
of a ground floor extension to a period farmhouse property, to create a new kitchen family room with bi-fold doors and vaulted ceiling with roof windows.

A single storey extension to create extra family living space. The extension featured a pitched roof with vaulted ceiling roof windows to allow natural daylight to flood in. The installation of bi-fold doors enabled the homeowner to take full advantage of the views from the property. The installation of underfloor heating made it a very practical family space at any time of the year.

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The house before construction of the extension

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Digging out the foundation trenches

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The hardcore arrives

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The first rows of bricks are laid

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Bricklaying continues

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The frame for one set of doors goes in

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↑ Above: Compacting of the sand layer
prior to the damp proof membrane being laid

Right: The damp proof membrane is laid on top. →

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Liquid screed is laid and allowed to set

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Supporting steel for the roof apex is set in place

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A new RSJ steel is installed above the existing windows
ready for knock-through and removal of original exterior wall

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Bricklaying continues

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A close-up of the gable end brickwork,
insulation & steel roof support beam

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The wooden roof framework takes shape

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The other side of the wooden roof framework

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Tiling begins on the pitched roof

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Complete brickwork, roofing & roof window

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Insulation of the roof inside

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Plasterboarding of the roof starts

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The bi-fold doors are installed

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Ready to connect to the drainage system

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Work begins on the construction of the raised terrace

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↑ Above: Plastering the ceiling and walls

← Connecting pipework and electrics to the main house

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After knocking through work begins on levelling the floor

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Lots of digging out to remove the old kitchen floor

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After digging out the floor was compacted
to create a smooth level surface ready for
the damp proof course and insulation layer

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Underfloor heating pipework was installed
onto top of the damp proof course
and layer of insulation

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↑ Above: Concrete was poured in to fill the ground floor
of the extension and kitchen area until it reached
the level of the original kitchen floor

Right: Meanwhile (after a change of plan) work started
on the construction of a secondary small ante-room
at the side of the extension.
This demonstrates the flexibility of the building team
who are able to adapt to any change in the building plan →

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The bricklaying gets underway

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Insulation goes between both layers of brick

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Finishing touches before the window is installed

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Brick laying completed

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The electrician starts to installed the recessed lighting

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The timber frame for the roof goes on the additional build

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The roof is tiled to match the rest of the extension

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The plastered walls inside

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The double set of bi-folding doors
give a fabulous view over the garden and
beyond, allowing lots of natural daylight in.

The HD Property Services team on this ground floor kitchen extension with bi-fold doors project included:

  • General Builder
  • Bricklayer
  • Joiner
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Window Fitter
  • Plasterer
  • Tiler
  • Painter & Decorator
  • Flooring Fitter
  • Kitchen Fitter

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